So you’re going to college!

By Monte Lazarus Something like this conversation is taking place every day… Daughter: Great news Dad. I got accepted at the college I want! Dad: Where’s that? And how much? Daughter: It’s that small school in Arizona, and the tuition is only $35,000 a year. Dad: Gulp. Arizona? Will they let you in the state?  They’re very strict on immigrants. […]

The Alzheimer’s Project

Sanitasole is pleased to announce a documentary and discussion series with The Alzheimer’s Project and the Alzheimer’s Association.  Catherine Cruikshank, Director of Education for the Alzheimer’s Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, will lead the series. Catherine joined the Alzheimer’s Association in 2004 and directed the Memory Unit in Naples, Florida prior to that.  Catherine is certified to provide Assisted Living […]

Who is Teaching Our Children?

by Val Simon Florida Comprehensive Assessment Testing (FCAT)Writes and Collier Writes testing will begin March 1st. This is something all teachers, students, parents and faculty prepare for. So, what do the results of the reading, math and science tests mean? Not only do the tests assess the progress the child has made during the year, but scores are used to […]

Solar Energy: the case for a Feed-In Tariff

Notwithstanding the current fervor for solar energy in the United States, not much can be accomplished in the next few years under existing law. There’s a very simple explanation. Currently the initial cost of solar energy facilities and equipment is too expensive. In the absence of some form of innovative financing, the projects cannot pay for themselves for decades. The […]

MIYC watch change, a night of firsts

By Capt. Carl Kelly On January 29, 2011 according to tradition and in due order 2010 Commodore of the Marco Island Yacht Club (MIYC) M.A. Kline retired office and passed the bridge to Lee Harkness, the 2011 Commodore. The yacht club change of watch program is based on very old naval tradition. But, MIYC sailed new waters and deviated from […]

Centennial Bank Star Tellers

Centennial Bank congratulates Laura Castro, Michelle Rodriguez & Justine Townsend of the Marco Island branch for earning the Centennial Bank Star Teller award. “The Star Teller program sets the bar in regards to the quality of service we wish to see from our employees,” states Teresa Condas, President of Centennial Bank’s Florida Region. “Laura, Michelle & Justine deserve recognition for […]

Camille Richie Receives Award

There are a number of remarkable teenagers on Marco Island. One of the most remarkable is Camille Richie, a junior at Lely High School who was honored by the Sons of the American Revolution on February 3 for her essay on the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC). Her essay is noteworthy for a number of significant points, including her […]

Hideaway Chips Away at Cancer

By Camden Smith Comedy presided over Hideaway Beach’s eighth annual Hideaway Chips Away at Cancer fund raiser. When event founder and auctioneer Bill Dean emerged wearing a snug pink ballerina tutu to begin the auction, the entire crowd roared with laughter. Through all the smiles and sounds of spouses asking their partners to bid on items they really wanted, the […]

Caitlin O’Neill makes Duke University’s Deans List

Caitlin O’Neill, daughter of Kevin and Tina O’Neill of Branford, Ct. and granddaughter of Paul and Jane Marlowe of Marco, Island, Florida and Andrew O’Neill of New Haven, Ct., was named to the Dean’s list with distinction at Duke University for the Fall 2010 semester. Trinity College recognizes students who, in a program of four or more course credits, have […]

Just the facts, ma’am

If you’re old enough you may remember “Dragnet” on your snowy 16-inch tv screen. Sgt. Joe Friday sailed through Los Angeles stopping every middle aged woman he could find to ask for “just the facts ma’am”. It’s refreshing and educational to stop every so often and look at the facts of any particular question. Our Marco Island first responders – […]